Well, for the 3rd year in a row, we didn’t send out any holiday cards. Actually I’m trying to figure out if we’ve EVER sent out any holiday cards. I think we did when Julia was age 1 and age 2. After that, we threw in the towel. I started saying Happy New Year on Facebook. And then I moved to saying Happy New Year on the blog. AND HERE WE ARE.
I have so many lovely holiday cards adorning my mantel mirror right now. And I feel so lame that we are not more together with our card sending capabilities. But...I have this here space, see? And I can put photos on it and write words (sometimes) and let’s PRETEND THAT THIS IS A CARD!
Pretending is awesome. Also, it seems likely that if I ever do send out real cards that one can actually hold, they won't be Christmas cards because I'll never have it together enough to be timely. And organized. But I feel like the perfect holiday card for me to attempt is the New Year's card. It can arrive any time in December, before or after Christmas, or any time in January and it will still be ok. I like that kind of latitude.
Also, I have noticed that a great many of my friends who DO have it together, send out a little year-end note, summarizing major events and happenings that occurred in their families. I actually really like those letters, because I am such a busy-body. There's really no place I'd rather be than all up in someone's grill. Did that come out terribly, terribly wrong? Whatever you're thinking, I didn't mean it that way. I'm not even sure what I was meaning, except to be ridiculous. I just like to know people's business, which is why I like blogs. Moving on.
So the letter thingy! Andrew and I were realizing that any letter we could possibly send out would be SO TREMENDOUSLY BORING, because we don't do anything. We were telling his mom about how dumb a letter from us would be and then she said, 'well now I'm thinking that you guys should totally do one!' (I added the 'totally'.)
So now it's like, a challenge. To make our really boring lives sound remotely interesting.
She just told me this evening before I sat down to write this little ditty, that for her birthday this year, she wanted 'an intimate gathering' of friends. I then had to put my napkin over my face so I wouldn't snort my food all over the table from laughing through my nose. I need to put a stop to all the 'Phineas & Ferb' viewing, which is where that phrase came from, Andrew is pretty sure. She likes to do the Egyptian Chicken Dance a lot. I'll try and get it on video sometime.
Me? According to Andrew, I am totally addicted to Pinterest and blogging and playing with filters to put on my pictures. Andrew and I fought a lot about whether we were going to watch 'Vampire Diaries' or 'Supernatural' first on any given particular evening. I took a lot of pictures of books and my kid.
Hey Andrew! What did you do this past year?
"*bleep* if I know. Nothing. Sat around working all *#@!$& day, every day."
Did you read any good books?
"I don't know. I'm too tired to remember."
Annnnnnd....Happy New Year everyone! Now you know why we don't send out holiday letters.